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Paleo Honey Ginger Spiced Nuts

These paleo honey ginger spiced nuts are a perfect holiday treat, and much lower in sugar than most candied nuts recipes! The warm ginger spice makes these a wonderful Paleo Christmas Snack!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paleo recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Anna


  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • medium sized sauce pan
  • candy thermometer


  • 3 cups mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Spread the nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and toast in a 325° oven until nuts are fragrant and slightly darkened in color (about 20 minutes).
  • In a medium saucepan, add all remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 250° on a candy thermometer. You can also do this without a candy thermometer (I usually do!). Just cook until the mixture darkens in color, bubbles get smaller, and consistency thickens. If you drop a bit of the mixture into cool water, it should form a firm ball. On my stove, this takes about 17 minutes from start to finish.
  • Turn off the heat under the pan with the honey mixture, and add the toasted nuts. Stir until nuts are evenly coated. Spread glazed nuts back on the parchment-lined baking sheet to fully cool, separating nuts and spreading them out as much as possible.
  • Allow nuts to fully cool. If necessary, break up any clumps that have stuck together. Nuts are best eaten within a day of being made, but can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week.


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg